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      Planet Waves SOS Strobe Pick Tuner (210066)
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You get visual confirmation that you're in tune right on each string!

The unique pick-sized Planet Waves SOS Strobe Tuner uses Planet Wave's revolutionary Strobe-On-String technology. If you've set a turntable's pitch via a stroboscopic control or use harmonic comparative tuning at multiple fret points to tune a guitar, you will immediately get the concept.

Barely bigger than a guitar pick, the SOS Tuner emits 2 out-of-phase LED light beams onto the vibrating string. The 2 beams dance on the string when it's out of tune, slow down as you approach pitch, and stop when you're in tune. A thumbwheel selects the correct LED output for each string, making the Planet Waves SOS Tuner specific to 6-string guitars. Since it relies strictly on visuals, the SOS Tuner is ideal for noisy and dim situations.

NOTE: The Planet Waves SOS Strobe Tuner only works with 6-string guitars in standard tuning. The tuner's lights may be difficult to see on some clear nylon classical guitar treble strings.

Planet Waves SOS Strobe Pick Tuner Features:

  • Ergonomic pick-sized design
    Light-based tuning
    Thumbwheel selects string
    Ideal in noisy, dark settings
    Auto power-off
    CR1620 battery included




Planet Waves SOS Strobe Pick Tuner

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  • Works well with a little practice

    As reviewed by squier51owner on 2/8/2007

    I got the Planet Waves S.O.S. tuner free with a five pack of D'Addario strings. It's a tiny little gizmo that works much better than I expected, but it takes a little practice to learn how to use it. Once you get the hang of it, it does a fine job of tuning a guitar. My initial trouble with using the strobe was that I was trying the follow the instructions to adjust the string until the "strobe light stops moving." A better description would be to adjust the string tension until the vibrating string appears to be still. One benefit of the S.O.S tuner is that unlike electronic chromatic tuners, the pitch doesn't drift much when you first pluck the string. With a little practice you can get the tuning dead on.

    15 of 15 people found this review helpful.
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  • Worth the price

    As reviewed by ux4484 on 11/14/2006

    It won't replace your chromatic tuner, but if you need a quick unamplified tuning tweak, it does the job. Works very good on acoustic's and Tele's with uncompensated bridges. It also works good on my Bass. Don't expect it to react like other tuners, if you do, it will seem difficult to use. Make sure you use it at the 12th fret (per the instructions), or you will not make full use of it's accuracy. IMO, the only major drawback is that it's a waste of time to use in daylight (at least to my nearsighted eyes) as the sun washes out the reflection on the strings.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful.
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  • This thing Rocks more than your guitar!

    As reviewed by vanhalen888 on 3/27/2007

    I got this little thing with a five pack of d'addario strings, and I fell in love with this thing. The best thing about it is that it needs NO sound, so you can tune it even in the loudest environment. I give this 100% rating

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful.
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